Frocester  Gloucestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Frocester like this:

FROCESTER, a village and a parish in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester. The village stands under Camley Pike, adjacent to the Bristol and Gloucester railway, 5 miles W by S of Stroud; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Stonehouse. The parish comprises 1,833 acres. Real property, £5, 938; of which £1, 386 are in railways. ...

Pop., 262. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Huntleys; and belongs now to the Earl of Ducie. The manor-house, Frocester Court, is of the time of Elizabeth; and it gave that sovereign a night's lodging in 1574. A grand residence of the abbots of Gloucester was in the parish; and an ancient conventual barn, 210 feet, is still standing. Camley Pike, in the vicinity of the village, is a conical hill, commanding an extensive and very fine view. The living is a vicarage, with Chapel, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Valne, £229.* Patron, the Rev. H. W. Bloxsome. The church is modern, and has a neat tower. Charities, £5.

Frocester through time

Frocester is now part of Stroud district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stroud has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Frocester itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Frocester, in Stroud and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th June 2021

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